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The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (147 comments)

How do we know it's legit?
i.e. not a honeypot or some kind of trick...

yesterday
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (245 comments)

It's all fine and dandy until you remember we're still stuck in a single thread.
Now cue the apologists.

about three weeks ago
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Unofficial WhatsApp Library Gets End To End Encryption Before Official Clients

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (29 comments)

Implemented only in Android? Then how do Android users communicate with everyone else? I'm missing something here...
(please note: i do not have whatsapp).

about a month ago
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The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (386 comments)

I thought it was the creeping feature removal and the preference of design over functionality.
Just look at those huge, uninformative, intrusive and ballbusting new android 5 notifications as opposed to the perfect ones we had before.
Mind you, i'm not totally against material design at all but at this stage i find it... "hillbillysh".

about a month ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (139 comments)

Will you ever get it right? Will you ever get the fucking title right?
They did not fail to predict.
They said we (yes, i was there at the time) could stay home since the likelihood of a strong earthquake was not heightened by the preceeding MONTHS-long swarm.

about 3 months ago
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Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (65 comments)

L'Aquila, Italy, 2009.
Mistakes must not be repeated.

about 3 months ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (228 comments)

If i recall correctly, similar reasoning was adopted by Mr. Homer J. Simpson while addressing his car's engine issue as he proceeded to string a strip of duct tape over the blinking warning light.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (265 comments)

I have a rather trivial gmail nickname. I have 3 mails inside the spam folder and of course none in my inbox. Either i've been extremely conservative in publicizing my address or you are especially bad at it.

about 4 months ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

lesincompetent Re:Don't want financial troubles (580 comments)

"Susceptibility to bribes"? I agree but at the same time i can't help but notice that this comes from the same system that legalized bribery.
If you're important enough, of course.

about 4 months ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

lesincompetent SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (580 comments)

Default on student loans? Sickening.

about 4 months ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

lesincompetent Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (460 comments)

Yes, that's exactly what happened. Perhaps i didn't express myself clearly enough.

about 4 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

lesincompetent Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (549 comments)

You must be into marketing, you almost convinced me to fund your expedition!

about 4 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

lesincompetent Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (549 comments)

Your habitats are fine and dandy but how do you bring thousands of them on Mars (+ extras of course)?

about 4 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

lesincompetent Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (549 comments)

I do realize the time scale and i agree about the need of having a "backup humanity". I'd go as far as having colonies way outside the solar system too. Though i don't think these colony can rely on confined habitats. I don't think they can be self-sustaining. Too many things will go wrong. At most they can be good up to a thousand years (very optimistically speaking) but after that you're gonna need a proper planet to thrive, especially if we're talking millions of people.

about 3 months ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

lesincompetent Re:Islam and Math / Science (534 comments)

I'm not denying religious influence, of course. The dark ages were such a long period of technological and scientific advancements. Then came something else.

about 4 months ago

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Has the local browser cache become useless?

lesincompetent lesincompetent writes  |  about 2 years ago

lesincompetent (2836253) writes "Think about it. In this age of high end hardware and relatively high bandwidth, storing things on a device many orders of magnitude slower than any other is something we should get rid of. Even for static content: is it really worth the disk I\O effort? How much page loading time am i saving? Not to mention the fact that browser caches are among the first causes of system littering. It's been many years now since the last time i had a browser with disk caching enabled on any of my systems (besides chrome, unfortunately, because you can't deactivate it.)"

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